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Old 09-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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I have a 1997 Bounder, with a ONAN 5000 generator. Problem is, If I am plugged into 110 Vt or on the Generator, When I turn on the AC, it takes antwhere from 10 to 30 minutes for the AC to start. Everything else (micro wave, ref. works fine. Any ideas
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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There is a time delay built in so that your power source (especially gennie) can be stable before trying to manage a large power draw when the A/C compressor starts up.

10-20 minutes sounds a little long to me but it may vary brand to brand. On my Coleman's it's a lot shorter (a few minutes)
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Most digital thermostats have a 5 minute time delay built in to prevent compressor short cycling. Sometimes 5 minutes can seam like forever. if you bought your RV used, maybe someone added a time delay to the a/c unit. These are sometimes adjustable. 2 to 10 minutes.
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And in addition to the delay in the T-Stat, some A/C's have a built in delay, 3-5 minutes is not uncommon, The blower, however, should fire right up (unless you put it in AUTO mode). (This is compressor circuit delay)

Why? To insure, in the event of a momemtary power loss, the compressor is not trying to START with a full head of pressure.

Some home Air conditoners have this feature as well, Some .. Well I've seen after market modifications to add it.
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